10.01.2005

Hennessey had a nice game

Brad went 7.0 IP, only 4 hits and 2 walks, with 3 K's and 1 R/ER. That was his third consecutive quality start. In those 3 starts he has 20.2 IP, given up only 10 hits and 6 walks, with 4 R/ER and 10 strikeouts, 1 HR, 1.74 ERA and 0.77 WHIP. While it was done in three pitching oriented parks, it is still, nonetheless encouraging that he was able to muster up this up, he was not always able to do well when he should; for example, even with this great outing on Saturday, his home stats are horrible: 5.77 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, .306 BAA. His road stats were much better: 3.86 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, .254 BAA.

So there are a lot of encouraging signs that he could be a solid 4 pitcher next year with hints that if he can get more consistent with his outings, he could even be a 3 (3.86 road ERA) and eventually a 2 (look at all the dominating starts he has had, which unfortunately were sprinkled with batting practice outings.).

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